Who Key Club Is and What It Does

Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels. The Kiwanis Club of Cypress is proud to sponsor Key Clubs at the following high schools: Cypress, Los Alamitos, Oxford, and Magnolia.

Key Club International brings together all Key Club’s members’ efforts and energies into an area that makes an international impact through the Major Emphasis Program (MEP), “Children: Their Future, Our Focus.”

Each year, Key Club International teams up with its three partner organizations, March of Dimes, Children’s Miracle Network and UNICEF, for the fundraising element of the MEP.

For What Key Club Stands

The Key Club Pledge:

I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school, and community; to serve my nation and God; and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.

Mission statement
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

Vision
To develop competent, capable, and caring leaders through the vehicle of service.

Core values
The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness.

How Key Club Works

Key Club International is a self-governing, student-led organization. Each year, Key Club members elect their student officers at club, district and international levels during club meetings and district and international conventions.

Key Club members receive guidance and support from adult volunteers, including Kiwanis advisors, faculty advisors and district administrators. The organization is funded by nominal dues paid by every member.

Key Clubs are established in a high school or equivalent institution. A community-based club also may be chartered. Elected officers can include president, one or more vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, editor and one director from each class.